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Leslie Caldwell to depart DOJ ahead of Trump takeover

Leslie Caldwell to depart DOJ ahead of Trump takeover

January 09, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell, the head of the US Department of Justice’s criminal division, has announced her departure ahead of the inauguration of the president-elect Donald Trump, a spokesperson confirmed 6 January.

Jammed: The revolving door of the SEC’s FCPA unit

Jammed: The revolving door of the SEC’s FCPA unit

December 13, 2016, Just Anti-Corruption

While prosecutors in the Justice Department’s FCPA unit regularly leave for lucrative roles in private practice, lawyers in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s parallel foreign bribery team tend to stay put. Just Anti-Corruption investigates why.

Special report: Meet the SEC’s foreign bribery attorneys

Special report: Meet the SEC’s foreign bribery attorneys

December 12, 2016, Just Anti-Corruption

Just Anti-Corruption is launching ‘Meet the SEC’s Foreign Bribery Attorneys’, which profiles every lawyer assigned to the securities regulator’s FCPA unit. We'll highlight the different regional offices in the coming days.

Just Anti-Corruption sues DOJ for names of FCPA monitor candidates

Just Anti-Corruption sues DOJ for names of FCPA monitor candidates

December 08, 2016, Just Anti-Corruption

Just Anti-Corruption is suing the US Department of Justice for failing to comply with a Freedom of Information Act request seeking information about the vetting and selection of private-sector lawyers to serve in lucrative, government mandated monitorships.

10 key talking points from the FCPA conference

10 key talking points from the FCPA conference

December 02, 2016, Just Anti-Corruption

Just Anti-Corruption looks at what senior DOJ and SEC officials chose to highlight at the American Conference Institute’s 33rd International Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

FCPA chiefs attempt to address “strange little privilege problem”

FCPA chiefs attempt to address “strange little privilege problem”

December 02, 2016, Just Anti-Corruption

The head of the US Department of Justice’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act unit said on 1 December that outside counsel may be able to avoid a privilege dilemma by bringing someone who is not a lawyer, such as a private investigator, along to internal interviews.

DOJ attacks privilege pact between lawyers in Fifa bribery case

DOJ attacks privilege pact between lawyers in Fifa bribery case

November 21, 2016, Just Anti-Corruption

The former president of Conmebol, Juan Angel Napout, used a privilege pact between his lawyers and those of the South American soccer association to thwart a US investigation into corruption allegations tied to the Fifa scandal, prosecutors in Brooklyn have argued.

DOJ boosts FCPA unit with two more prosecutors

DOJ boosts FCPA unit with two more prosecutors

November 18, 2016, Just Anti-Corruption

The Justice Department has hired two new prosecutors in the criminal division fraud section’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act unit – both of whom have experience in Big Law.

What will Trump mean for FCPA enforcement?

What will Trump mean for FCPA enforcement?

November 14, 2016, Just Anti-Corruption

Donald Trump’s election as the next US president has already sparked talk of weakened FCPA enforcement.

Caldwell: DOJ will insist on public disclosure of FCPA disgorgement resolutions

Caldwell: DOJ will insist on public disclosure of FCPA disgorgement resolutions

November 04, 2016, Just Anti-Corruption

During a Q&A at George Washington University Law School, the head of the DOJ’s criminal division said the department didn’t want to have “secret disgorgement arrangements” with companies that break foreign bribery laws.

Court faces “extremely daunting” task in privilege dispute between Bio-Rad and FCPA whistleblower

Court faces “extremely daunting” task in privilege dispute between Bio-Rad and FCPA whistleblower

October 27, 2016, Just Anti-Corruption

The right of in-house lawyers to sue employers for whistleblower retaliation is at stake in a legal privilege tussle between medical device company Bio-Rad Laboratories and a former general counsel.

DOJ prosecutor: FCPA pilot programme generating more voluntary disclosures

DOJ prosecutor: FCPA pilot programme generating more voluntary disclosures

October 26, 2016, Just Anti-Corruption

Leo Tsao, an assistant chief in the FCPA unit, discusses when to expect results from the pilot programme; why recent declinations with disgorgement are “worlds better” for companies than non-prosecution agreements; and what else the DOJ might want to know when it receives a self-report from a company of a bribe worth less than US$500.